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IndianGiver - Understudies

There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
04/22/2014 | Comments 0

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0
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Stone cold country

Oklahoma native Stoney LaRue is stickin' to his guns as he moves forward into the unknown.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue with Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson
5 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
thezooamp.com
602-0683
$38.50-$72
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pony up

Electronic punk’s Pink Pony trots onto the stage as one of 16 sock-rockin’ bands playing the Opolis’ 11th birthday party.


Music

Zach Hale
Opolis XI with Pink Pony, Broncho, Dressy Bessy and more
6:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crooks for life

Texas band Crooks brings its ‘bandito country’ sound to town, with a live show so different, it’s criminal.


Music

Louis Fowler
Crooks with Jason Boland & the Stragglers
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$15
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ready or not

Here comes pop-punk’s The Ready Set, returning to Oklahoma for yet another energetic engagement. Hide your daughters.


Music

Molly Evans
The Ready Set with We the Kings, Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and Keep It Cute
6 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roots radical

Americana founding father Bill Kirchen brings his classic roots sound to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler
Bill Kirchen
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$25-$30

 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All that jazz

Jeremy Gossett’s love of jazz now is shared with radio listeners statewide, through a ‘Backstage’ look at national musicians.


Music

Tim Farley
Three years ago, Jeremy Gossett had an innovative idea for a jazz radio show that would feature live performances and interviews with prominent musicians.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Smith and lesson

Between name woes and lineup changes, alt-country act Frank Smith has learned a lot. Its goal now: Just play songs.


Music

Zach Hale
Frank Smith with Mighty Big Fire and Jimmy Grubb
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Look who’s Tonking

HonkyTonk StepChild brings simplicity back to Oklahoma City’s Americana music scene.


Music

Louis Fowler
If you’re anybody in the local music scene, chances are you’ve come across Casey Friedman.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello, Darling

When you can make rock roll like Somebody’s Darling does, struggling to survive doesn’t seem so bad.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Somebody's Darling with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$6
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reunited

And it feels so good. Former classmates Adam & Kizzie found love later in life, only to make beautiful music together.


Music

Louis Fowler
Adam & Kizzie
8-10 p.m. Friday
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno
lowerbricktown.com
236-8666
free
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Huff stuff

New Fumes exudes a potent blend of psychedelic rock and undefinable sounds. Breathe it in.


Music

Zach Hale
New Fumes with Applied Music Program and Quilted Cherry Podium
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Speedy delivery

With heavy distortion and a hefty attitude, Speedy Ortiz’s alt-rock tunes burst forth from — surprise! — the mind of a poetry major.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Speedy Ortiz with Anti-Patterns
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plan of action

The live shows of The Dillinger Escape Plan can be as hard-hitting as the hardcore act’s music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Dillinger Escape Plan with Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean and more
3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Music Made Me: Chris Harris

The Depth & Current front man and Hook Echo Sound engineer taps the five albums that shaped his textured musical perspective.


Music

Zach Hale
Michael Jackson, Thriller (1982)
When I was 9 years old, I received a yellow plastic turntable and a gift certificate from Sound Warehouse for Christmas. I had grown up listening to my parents’ albums, and music was always playing in our house. I was so excited to go to buy my very own albums. I ended up getting Thriller, The Go-Go’s Vacation, and a K-tel sampler. Thriller is such a perfect album. It’s packed with hooks and hit songs. The performances are incredible, but even at 9, it was the sound that drew me in. [Producer] Quincy Jones is a genius musician and arranger. It ended up being one of the biggest pop albums of all time.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bowled over

Chilled pop? Hip-hop? Whatever sounds Bowlsey is cooking up, it’s winning fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bowlsey
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
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